According to Brett McCracken, who maintains a blog called The Search, there's a new trend we didn't even know about. (We hate being the last to know!)
The trend: Christian Hipsters.
This new breed of 20-something blends everything that you love about hipsters and Christians.
In case you want to know more, McCracken is even writing a book about the curious phenom. In it he maps out the topography of "cool Christianity" and runs down a handy list of Christian Hipster "Likes and Dislikes," and offers up an excerpt in this blog post.
So how can you spot a Christian Hipster -- or tell if you're one?
Here's a sampling of Christian Hipster Dislikes:
Megachurches; Pat Robertson and/or Jerry Falwell; Braveheart, The Passion, and Mel Gibson in general; The PAX Network; "Christian films (except ironically)"; Evangelism involving "sock puppets, ventriloquism, mimes"
…and their Likes:
Skateboarding; "Worshipping with candles"; The Pope; "Smoking a lot of different things"; Chuck Klosterman and/or David Sedaris; Piercings; Carrying flasks; Lent